With this generation of consoles almost coming to a close, the PS4’s position is now set as this generation’s #1 platform. Yes, I know it’s been that way since the PS4 launched, but did you know it’s on track to sell as much as the PS2, which is the best selling console of all time?
According to Sony’s latest financials ending March 31, 2019, PS4 shipments worldwide have now hit 96.8 million units. which is up 0.1 million from the same time period from Sony’s previous fiscal year. In total for fiscal year 2018, Sony has shipped 17.7 million PS4 units, which is down 1.2 million from the 19 million units shipped in fiscal year 2017. There is a silver lining though, that number for fiscal year 2018 is actually better by 0.3 million more units than Sony’s forecast of 17.5 million.
As for 2019, Sony forecasts 16 million PS4 units sold. Fiscal year 2019 for Sony runs from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
Additional stats from the earnings report:
- PlayStation Plus subscribers topped 36.4 million as of March 31, 2019, which is up 2.2 million from the previous fiscal year.
- PlayStation 4 software sold 54.7 million units in the fourth quarter, which is up 2.7 million from the previous fiscal year. 45 percent of those sales were full game software digital downloads, compared to 43 percent the previous year.
Over on Twitter, Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad has revealed a graph showing the cumulative global console shipments for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, Nintendo Switch, PS1 and the PS4. According to his data, the PS4 is now aligned to reach 100m units shipped faster than the Wii, and is inline with the PS2, which is again, the best selling console of all time.
Here is a look at Cumulative Global Console Shipments.
PlayStation 4 sell in = 96.8 million
When launch aligned, the PS4 is now on track to reach 100m faster than the Wii and inline with the PS2. pic.twitter.com/HubFoYFdXS
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 26, 2019
Will the PS4 be the best selling console of all time once all is said and done? I wouldn’t bet on it.
Source: Sony via Gematsu